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Oct 14, 2012 9:30am EDT
. >> we arare back with our roundtable. this week, doug fruling execututive editor of "the washington business journal," and per morici frfrom the university o of maryryland s school of busineness. peter is already laughing at me. >> i am laugng at the debate we had. onone wa as boringng as an accountant. joe bididen proved to us why he cannot be president of the united states. the ceo has to be able to listen. he did not let that poor guy get fiveve wor out of his mouth without interrupting. >> he w was very lively doug fruehling. he did interrupt far t often been bent onon the other hand, the previous debat eveveryone complained was n interrupted enough. i liked the foformat of both. i cannnnot tell you how many times i go out and talk to voters and i hear them say i wish they would talk more specifics about the issues. wewe the media do not alwayays cover it. i like the debate because they have more time to really go onn at length. that was bororing the fit time around. i want to gett doug's response. >> it was the vicpresidential debate and it should have been feisty and they shou
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
doug-point lead -- two-point lead in some of being more competitive states. is that 48% with at 47%.ney right behind there is some controversy by the son ofmade former governor of wisconsin. "it isernor jason said send president barack obama back to chicago or to kenya." he has apologized. thank you, rebecca. able to watch the debate tomorrow. coverage begins at 9:00. while you're watching, let us what you think about what the president and governor romney are saying. >> after the debate of course, to battleground virginia. but the president and his stops in the make old dominion. first, paul ryan will make a fredericksburg. then mitt romney will post- debate rally in leesburg. president obama will visit the area on friday, but the exact is not reveal. if you have not registered to vote, you are out of luck. in maryland, you have to register tomorrow. ofa trial over alleged abuse powers. shows prince george's county officers john mckenna. after marylande duke in a basketball came. game.aking -- basketball breaking news about the in montana. that were missing for days and montana's glaci
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
here to stay? doug hill is here with the forecast. >> it is going to warm up. back to you, alison. no. temperatures are way below normal for this time in october. 36 in frederick, martinsburg 36. 53 right now reagan national. 52 degrees in fredericksburg. the thing is the average high temperature was 71. we spent the day 15 degrees or 20 degrees below average. we also have a little weather disturbance spreading west of interstate 81, bringing rain into the metro area. we will keep an eye on this because it very well may be much of the steady rain will state tv west and east -- will stay west and east of the city. temperatures will be falling tonight into the mid-40's. >> thanks for elaborating. you can go to our website to track the temperatures and rain or follow our weather team on twitter. doug will be back to show you where it's known today. >> all right. thank you. -- doug will be back to show you where it snowed today. >> all right. thank you. a boy was attacked by two pit bulls in germantown. what is the story? >> two strange but bulls showed up sometime last week. we are aware
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
in the outlying areas. visibility down to a quarter mile or less in a few areas. chief meteorologist doug hill is here with the forecast and more on the fog. hey, doug. >> good morning, jacqui. the fog is north and west. temperatures chilly. check out some numbers, run through a couple of maps for you. 43 degrees in frederick right now, where there is a dense fog advisory approaching west, very chilly. 50 degrees in baltimore. 52 in fredericksburg. 55 in the nation's capital. here's a quick look at the visibilities north and west of washington. a dense fog advisory, down below a mile. only a third of a mile in hague he is town, but 10-mile visibility through the metro area. that will improve, at advisory ends at 10:00 this morning. clouds will move in from the south later today, so we'll see sunshine this morning, then increasing cloudiness. as a warm front heads our way, showers, thunderstorms and warmer temperatures through wednesday. let's find out how traffic is going monday morning. angela foster keeping her eye on things. >> we are dealing with patc
ABC
Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and are they gone for good? so let's get to our mt. who is tracking everything you need to see. doug, what's the word? >> at one point tornado warnings issued north and east of baltimore city. but everything is disapating. we will be in fine shape not only for tonight but for many days in a row. over in clarksville and burton'sville, very heavy rainfall amounts. things are quieting down. when you get up in the morning there will be a whole different weather pattern. 43 to 53, a chilly start. the seven-day outlook that's coming up too in just a minute. >> we'll get back to you in a bit. but first -- >> a student was severely beaten following a maryland victory over duke. but tonight one of the officers is acquitted while the other is convicted on just one charge. richard reeve is outside the prince george's county courthouse. tell us about it >> and alison, long and difficult deliberations for a while. it didn't appear there would be a verdict at all. but one officer found guilty, the other not guilty. >> a relieved and happy john mckena left the prin
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
arctic meteorologist doug hill has a look at the temperatures and -- our chief meteorologist does kill us all look the temperatures and how things will go tonight. >> everybody north and west of washington is as low as 32. 30 -- 40's elsewhere. at the moment, 41 in winchester. a little milder to the south in the low to mid-50's. all these temperatures are lower than average. 55 is the best we could do it reagan national. 51 at dulles. we have an upper layer disturbance coming through. we will keep an eye on that. we will look ahead to warmer days in our forecast coming up in just a bit. >> thank you some much, doug. remember, you can track the temperatures in your town online at wjla.com and the stormwatch 7 app on your smartphone. and in the race for president mitt romney is crisscrossing the old dominion. >> that's right. this is his second stop in a virginia at newport news. this comes out -- as polls show the race between romney and president obama are in a dead heat. >> a poll taken after last week's debate shows running getting a bounce in the polls. that same gallup poll s
ABC
Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
as we hurricane sandy. jennifer donelan has a look at the preparations here. >> first, doug hill joins us on the stormst position. >> that is all we are talking it is such an weathe5ronfluence of that could create historic conditions. the latest satellite image, the circulation southeast of category 2 105 mop or wind, -- 10 5 mile per the east, moving to northeast. exactly where. the storm track is between new jersey.that this may get weaker, but even when it makes landfall, it will more into the extra tropical, mega storm we have been talking about. sunday night through tuesday, we are expecting threats of excessive , high and damaging wind, associated power outages, and flooding on the coast. >> thankou, doug. we continue team coverage with many preparations underway washington area. jennifer donelan is live in northeast washington. she >> has how we are battening down in the metro area. >> this will be the problem away the coast. look at all of these leaves. the leaves are coming down. the possibility is very real e clawedcould have som storm drains. mean even more flooding. i
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 11:35pm EDT
that is continuing. 6-10 inches of rain and another 3-4 tonight. my colleague doug has been here throughout the day and throughout the morning. >> look at some of these numbers, first up a list more rain to come, 7.5 tomorrow, all because of the proximity to sandy. the storm now northeast of baltimore by several miles. more strong winds and rain. we are at the height of the storm right now, robert. >> as we dug for the main it -- the remainder of the night there is that moderate rain. even tomorrow morning, we have circulation and strong, southerly winds coming in. unfortunately the flood risk for you folks in annapolis will be tomorrow. as we get into late tomorrow wednesday, and thursday, some of the flooding rains continue to come down and there could be serious flooding along the potomac even then to washington by thursday. lighter rain tomorrow but still some lingering showers. sunshine coming back as we head later into the week and into the weekend. >> the light at the end of the tunnel. still to come, an update on some breaking news damage and prince george's county. >> what has happened at
ABC
Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
are starting to pop out. doug hill is here with the details. we are all over the place. >> just some heavy rain showers. the upper air disturbances. then the showers popped up and the clearing trend will resume later. take a buck off to the west, very interesting looking sky. you can see some of those heavier popped showers developing. through bethesda and the river farther south, some very heavy downpours. everything moving to the northeast. east of that area, it is clearing out. a disturbance tomorrow could give us some cloudiness but even though it will be clear this evening, will -- warmer temperatures are going to win over the next five days. all of that will dissipate. we will have a few clouds by morning. i think you will like the seven day forecast. we will have you that -- have that for you in a minute. >> see you then. new developments tonight in the firebombing. the suspect appeared in federal court today, leon traille s judge but said nothing after throwing a molotov cocktail into the food court yesterday. greta kreuz is in the courtroom with the latest. >> first of all, everything
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
job. >> isn't that nice weather? >> it feels good outside. >> let's get right to doug hill and the weather center and. >> hey leon, alison. we see clouds and a cold front. there is the futurescan. there is one final line of showers we are keeping an eye on. one is moving through colombia and just east of montgomery county. we have these two areas moving off. over the next couple of hours all of this will move through. these guys will clear. it is verynow. 70 degrees in the nation's capital. once we see the showers clear out, 66 degrees, temperatures will drop closer to 60 degrees and we expect temperatures closer to 55 degrees tomorrow morning. we will have the seven-day forecast coming up. >> thank you. two police officers are accused of beating a university of maryland students. that beating was caught on tape. today the student at the center of the case took the stand. we are live from the courthouse with the latest. >> john mckenna did speak today really his first comments on the matter. he said he just wanted to go out and celebrate with friends. he said he was drinkin
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
might want a light jacket. we will check in with doug hill in a few minutes. >> on the roads right now volume delays, and bound 50 as you head toward the bw parkway. bw parkway, inside the beltway you will see brake lights there. also southbound 270 jamming from 85 down fro urbana area to germantown. and from walnut hill on the brakes off and on as you head down to the lane divide. and virginia, some volume delays. northbound 95 getting into dumfries from dale city. and springfield parkway, on the brakes. the troubles reported inbound 395 heading into the district. -- no troubles reported. >> danville, kentucky ready to host another debate tonight. >> joe biden and paul. good morning brandy. >> presidential hopefuls said they are ready for tonight. and they have been doing a lot of preparations. stakes couldn't be higher when you consider what happened last week at the presidential debate. round two of the presidential debates belongs to the running mates. both republican vice presidential hopefuls, paul ryan and joe biden say they are ready to go toe to toe in danville, kentucky. >> s
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> you are watching abc 7 news peterson,rdon doug hill.yan, >> facebook has it's a monster milestone. mark zuckerberg made the announcement today but of ofting his facebook status the information. one in seven people in the world is now on facebook. the district of columbia is wrap up itsy to presence at the s head into the postseason. spend $76,000ll security and traffic control. up toame could bring in froma million dollars hotels and restaurants taxes. for thegood news economy. more americans are paying their credit cards on time. credit card delinquencies have 11-year low. -- a report found that less than 3% of bank card were overdue by 30 days or more. are saving more money l they paying last fal their debt. >> it is that time of year when starting to come states. united this is north dakota. snow is not unusual there at time of year. as much as 10 inches of snow north dakotaastern today. >> that is called a recess. >> that is called summer. >> a lot of lees were still out there. some spots had 10 -- leaves still out there. spots had 10 inches of snow. >> that is not on the way
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. clouds are still hanging around this hour. is any more rain headed out this weekend? doug hill joins us with a look evening forecast. >> most of the rain is out of now.rea right most of the shower activity is area.ast of the some drizzle and fog is the story. over 3.5 inches at culpeper and almost 2.5 gaithersburg. most of the rain will stay south , but theof the city fog is the story. declining visibility and very tonight and early tomorrow. all kinds of stuff is coming up for you in a few minutes. a story from nw washington tonight. americane students at were assaulted near campus. l the attacks happened in the evening orn the late early morning. the women were walking in the n massachusetts avenue when someone walked up behind them and wrote them. -- groped them. texting years after the beltway sniper attacks, we are remembering that event. gripped the area four weeks as john allen muhammad and lee killed 10 people and injured 13. >> going in picking up your , it was from school scary. >> parking in the parking lot see ifking around to .anse are any white man >> muhammad was executed
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is on the way. doug will tell us when we need the umbrella. >> live a national park, they have already made it into the playoffs, but can they win the division? >> apple has found a problem with the iphone 5 that could cost you money. a glitch has been found in the verizon version that makes users think they are using a wife i hotspot when they are actually using a a -- wifi hotspot when they're actually being charged for data. you can change this in the settings. >> mark zuckerberg, wearing a suit and tie, met with the russian prime minister to discuss recruiting programmers in russia. >> nice to see you. >> good to see you. the clouds had rolled in. we will have a little light rain, but i do not think it will interfere with the game. we're going to start our coverage with a time lapse from this morning through this afternoon. this is in virginia, just spectacular this morning, high clouds and the sun coming up in the east. clouds continue to roll in through the day with a few light sprinkles. that is what we have in the area right now. no heavy rain though, just a few light showers at tim
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
meteorologist doug hill. >> its northeast of pittsburgh. currently, the quick check of the area.es in low 40's. typical temperatures for january. here is the rate on the live r doppler seven radar. a little bit of snow continuing the mountains and a blizzard effect, but for us it is mostly light rain. will this be causing flooding issues? bob ryan has more. >> there are a lot of the flood warnings and watches that are up. to moderate flooding tomorrow with the high tide in annapolis. potomac, that is the e where so much rain came. fortunately a lot of it was ground. by the s around little falls. be a moderate flood crest, one or two feet above the stage, for the potomac. in alexandria, you have the urge-- tidal surge tide. high for triggered treating, it will but chilly. -put faugh- for trick or treating, it will be in the 40's. >> residents of new jersey are working to recover. a huge swell of water hit after e broke. had been evacuated. in national guard brought in people to a staging area. towns were under four-5 feet of water in 30 minutes. the massive damage in queens, york, after more th
ABC
Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. the weather is nice and cool outside. it's really fall. >> it's a great day out there doug. >> here is one of the hd weatherbug cameras out in march -- out in arlington. the latest color map shows wingood color developing for the fall foliage. 67 in washington, 64 in hagerstown. partially cloudy in the 50's. 64 at midday. partially sunny and breezy. clouds will be increasing, wind increasing out of the south and noticed the timing tremendous with showers between 6:00-8:00. all of this should be out of the picture by sunrise friday then back to sunshine breezy, mild temperatures with friday afternoon sunshine. sunny and mild early next week. check out lots of stuff always updated on wjla.com, the on-line home of abc 7 mother and a blog about the days getting shorter another sign of a winter on the way. >> it's far enough away. >> thank you, doug. >> a big week coming up for the redskins. >> they were back on the field today to rehearse for the new york giants. they are talented. second in offense, third in scoring. these scans have kryptonite, -- skins have kryptonite rg3. >> he won the hei
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 4:00am EDT
from espn news. >>> doug kezirian here with your "sportscenter" update. we start with game six. giants trying to avoid elimination against the cardinals. first inning, ryan vogelsong getting john jay swinging. and carlos beltran on three pitches. and looking, striking out the side. second inning, daniel descalso, up in six, out in the first two innings. curt tace of the strikeout. bottom of the second, ryan vogelsong helping out his own cause. giants go on top 2-0, chris carpenter trying to get out of a jam, two outs but marco scutaro has other ideas. a nine-game postseason hit streak. san francisco extends its lead to 4-0. next batter, the kung fu panda, carlos sandoval. the giants avoid elimination for the fifth straight time. forcing a game seven tonight. >>> speaking of the playoffs, wnba finals. timyka catchings, looking to close things outs. catchings. fever by five. third quarter, catchings to the rack, all scores to 25 points. five minutes left. drains the three. an eight-point lead. fever with their first ever wnba title. once again, i'm doug kezirian, enjoy the rest of your d
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
opportunity for detroit. that's scary opportunity there for detroit pitcher doug fister. taking a line drive from gregor blanco. he would stay in. later in the inning, that's fister getting bumgarner to fly out. bumgarner did his work on the bump. omar infante, also no. bumgarner, seven innings, two hits, eight ks. 4-6-3 double-play. 2-0. giants get the win. >>> nfl football on a thursday night. adrian peterson and the vikings undefeated at home taking on the buccaneers. christian ponder to percy harvin. beautiful fade route. great catch. bucs down 13-7. josh freeman, mike williams. that's a better catch because the degree of difficulty was a steep one. look at williams. one foot and a little toe-tap. 20-7. fourth touchdown catch of the season. third quarter is freeman. short pass to doug martin. freeman had three touchdowns. combined one yard ahead of scrimmage because that was a screen pass that martin converted. 214 total yards. buccaneers get the win. >>> that's it for this "sportscenter" update. i'm randy scott. have a great day. >> thanks, randy. >>> i could hear a song by the police i
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
turn to doug hill for the latest. what's the latest here is what is left of sandy is about 90 miles east, northeast of pittsburgh and moving off to the and it will be out of the picture totally over the next couple of days. for the moment, chilly and them. the future past gives us a good indication of the motion and the resultant flow of air that will continue to move along the trailing edge of the system as it moves out and it will provide a slow improvement with sunshine breaking through and more over the next few days. i would say it was a late december afternoon with the chilean misting rain out there. >> nothing like that damage, but now we have some cold air so our friends without power have to deal with that. here are the lingering showers right around us. there is one of the bands of what had been sandy moving to bangor maine. the snow continues right into parts of west virginia. overnights and i'd come it will be a cold one. this is really more like early january. the temperature, 43 degrees. as you mentioned, we will be drawing talent, but it will be chilly and you will ha
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
at that time. but that is no worries. you will need your umbrella today. let us go to doug hill for latest. hello. >> hello. it feels like spring out of there this morning. they are not thunderstorms yet. let us check out the super doppler radar. rain across the region. just crossing into 70, north of gaithersburg. we will keep our eyes on that. over northeastern kentucky, that front will turn into a warm front. that is our chance of thunderstorms, pushing cluster to 80 degrees this afternoon. temperatures -- springlike. in the mid to upper 60's. we will have clouds and showers isolated thunderstorms. temperatures will be well for the seventies, maybe even close to 80 degrees in spots. let us check the traffic. how does it look? >> iran is slowing things down, especially on 66. a couple of trouble spots adding to the heavy volume. an accident reported near the plains area. that blocking the left lane. we are dealing with heavy volume as you continue eastbound on 66. along delay starting in centreville. still blocking the left lane at nutley street, with crash clean up their. on the beltway
ABC
Oct 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> i know. >> it cannot last forever. latest on the m doug.t fro >> it will get cooler through weekend. derek sheely by next week. now, veryght pleasant. a few clouds around. 60 degrees now in the district. 65 in gaithersburg, 58 in fredericksburg. we're watching a few clouds on the satellite and radar. a few clouds will pass by during the day. we will have that the next several days. sprinkles later this week and rainshowers by sunday. low 80's today for the high temperature. temperature is decreasing over e next few days. on the weekend, especially monday, much colder, wind with a strong cold front end very windy. right now, traffic. >> thank you. testing our patients, 95. newschopper 7 is overhead in virginia. accident cleanup finally lanes reopened in stafford. there were dealing with it e 11:30 last night. delays. the crash was north of the thereport parkway at airport exit. it's moving now. bailout traffic on route 1. k with theic interstate. , and accidents in reported just now. back to you. >> thank you. 6:43, 58 degrees. a woman is lucky to be alive after an attack right outsi
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
. for the latest on the impact, we have a team coverage. we got adam caskey and chief meteorologist doug hill. >> not only did sandy intensify when we were slipping but there are indications it will intensify a little more as winds will get stronger. we are just on the very beginning of the direct impact of the storm. it will intensify and become more dramatic as we go through tonight into tomorrow morning. high winds and the flood risk will be with us for several days. there is some heavy rainfall highlighted in yellow on the doppler radar. it is pretty much along the chesapeake bay of calvert county and st. mary's county. all this is pushing into the metro area now. another band is coming onshore in southern delaware. we are not the only ones experiencing the rain. rain is pushing into southwestern ontario in canada and this is a gigantic storm. computer models indicate it coming in between cape may and atlantic city. that will be later today. it is expected to make a turn to north-northwest. the winds and rain will ramp up on the heaviest rain will be this afternoon and tonight. we will se
ABC
Oct 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
shifting of to the west. we will go to doug hill for the latest on sandy. >> good morning, let's jump right in and talk about temperatures. very mild and lots of clouds coming in off the atlantic. maybe a little sunshine this afternoon. temperature was we are in good shape. 64 in annapolis. 62 in washington. high pressure is off the mainland coast. that will be building for the. the next few days. a cold front will be approaching from the west. there is sandy from the south. it is a category 2 storm. it will transition into a non tropical storm through sunday and is likely to have some affect on our weather potentially a significant effect. here is the latest affirmation for what we expect today. cloudy skies, and some sunshine breaking through with temperatures in the 70's. >> a very serious crash. unfortunately, a fatality is involved. this is in elkridge, maryland. south of route 100. it is between 95 and 295. that is what you need to use. avoid rte. 1 at route 100 for this very unfortunate accident. there is an accident on the new hampshire ave. you can see delays already forming as you
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
to doug hill for more on that. >> we're starting the day to day just like yesterday with fog and low visibility but we will have sunshine this afternoon. you don't need a heavy coat this morning with temperatures pretty mild. a comfortable start as we go through the day. we're tracking hurricane sandy. it is about 475 miles southeast of charleston right now. it is expected to slow down. we are looking monday-tuesday time frame on the projected path. no real weather worries today. we will climb to near 70 degrees with some sunshine and a seven-day forecast will confirm the track with storm chances inclusive -- increasing monday tuesday, and wednesday. >> 6:42, his new album debuted at the top of the hip pop charts this week -- ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> a look at some of his new music when we talk with ryan last late. [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love ameri
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
's check in with doug hill. >> finally, it looks pretty good on this wednesday. it is damp and drizzly right now. cumberland is 41 degrees as well as martinsburg. 57 degrees in the nation's capital. the cold front is moving through the great lakes. ahead of this front, we will get a burst of warmer air for the nationals game today. we will have a partly cloudy skies in the morning and mid day but temperatures will warm into the lower 70's. >> we're doing pretty good on the roads in terms of volume. 66 and 95 have a major volume. he spurred on the leesburg bypass had a disabled vehicle and another one reported on the george washington parkway south bound after bellevue road. in maryland, there is a lot of volume delays. 201 is moving quite well even with heavy volume. the crash is still there after george -- before georgia avenue on the outer loop blocking the right lane. >> 6:42 and 66 degrees outside. coming up, the record amount of money pet owners spent on halloween costumes for their pets. >> we will go out to nationals park again this morning. this is the nationals first-ever home
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> they definitely will. the good news is things will be fine for the trick-or-treaters. chief meteorologist doug hill latest on the forecast. >> good morning. it is a slow process today, but we will work some drier air into the circulation. the circulation is pretty incredible. in the mountains of vermont they temperatures in the mid to because the air was florida.led from south circulation is still strong, but weakening just a bit. nothing more than a sprinkle today. cloudy skies around region. numbers in the low area, 39 inmetro gaithersburg, 41 in manassas, 43 in the city. today and maybe a with a few sunny breaks this afternoon, highs in the 50's. nice and dry for the kids tonight for trick-or- treating. now, jamee whitten. >> on the maryland beltway, a serious crash. 270,college park towards and outer loop accident between 95 and new hampshire avenue. about the past one hour minutes, crews have been working and there's an investigation. one lane getting by. if you are coming out of carrollton, in greenbelt, watch for this, extreme delays. interstate 905, the same story throughard county lau
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 11:35pm EDT
important issues too, doug savant played openly gay matt before ellen degeneres came out on her show. >> i'm proud that i'm part of the history of gay characters in network television. it certainly, if you look at it now, it's very antiquated, we have come a long way and thank god for that. >> reporter: after all of the years, fans still yell out their characters' naps. >> the kids don't know us but their parents do. >> i have a lot of kids named sydney. parents say i named my kid sydney. or my dog railroad guarantees perhaps a continued life for one of tv's most delicious guilty pleasures. for "nightline" i'm amy robach in new york. >> and "entertainment weekly's" reunion issue is on newsstands now. >>> we hope you che i
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
heat on, doug hill is here to tell you whether you leave it for the rest of the week. >> the cardinals turned the heat up on the national spirit a full house and a beautiful day, but the defending world champions are closer to the national league championship. we'll take you to the ballpark to hear from ups let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china d improvingng job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> 7 is on your side tonight with a granola bar recall. the organic theater chip granola bars are being recalled because of possible some a lot contamination in that in a better. the granola bars have a sell date of november 1, 2012. there have not been reports of illness from these bars. >> the economy is not keeping peopl
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and on mine. doug hill will be in tonight at 5:00 p.m. with the latest. >> turning out to a developing story in silver spring. a man allegedly assaulted a teenage girl as she was walking to the bus stop. jummy olabanji spoke to the victim in an interview you will only see on 7. >> i was shocked. i couldn't believe it was happening to me. and i couldn't move. i was scared. i was crying. >> this 16-year-old girl whose identity is concealed says the unthinkable happened around 6:45 she walked to her bus stop at the intersection of east randolph road and applebees street. >> this man came behind me and started touching my chest and my private area. and he ran away after i screamed. and my mother came outside. the suspect was gone by the time high-school student says she and her mother could call police. when officers arrived they immediately started looking for the suspect. county detectives searched throughout the neighborhood, some with k-9 dogs. >> that is out of the ordinary. >> the victim tells us she did not did a good look at her attacker and he never said a word to her. until the suspect
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the gravesite of president kennedy. >> plus, doug hill will tell us what we can expect to rest of weekend and tomorrow. >> the yankees trying to stay alive against the tigers and the american league championship series. most of the talk is about the giants'-redskins on sunday. scott pelley: "you made on yourt paid 14% in federal taxes, is that fair to the guy higher rate than you did? romney: "yeah, encourage economic growth." us. is that the way to grow america? this messa. >> a member of the virginia guard no longer faces a of committing a terror attack, instead paying a $15 fine. was arrested august 20 near a of westford the schools training rifle. he pled no contest to public intoxication and willful of the school. in exchange, the felony terror dropped.s >> a special tribute today to kennedy. john f. a contingent of green berets wreath on his cemetery. his grave at arlington national cemetery. afterwards, a special forces capability demonstration was myer.t fort >> good day for that, beautiful day. >> the clouds are moving quickly, a little bit of rain, coming into the viewing area r
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Oct 17, 2012 11:00pm EDT
are on storm watch tonight. beautiful evening tonight. for some rain coming in less than 24 hours. doug hill joins us now. >> all quiet right now. across the region. this time tomorrow, we can see a of showers. check numbers around the area. hill. oxon winds will increase tomorrow, well ahead of this cold front is kicking up problems from , mississippi, parts of kentucky.ssee, all severe thunderstorms. dozens of tornadoes warnings. it will be breezy and warm. we have a slight chance of severe weather in the area fromd pennsylvania through south carolina. will be tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. send you to bed with cloudy skies. conditions. a nice day during the day. it all could change. that is why we are on storm watch. >> thank you. still to come, d.c. mayor gray says, show me the money. to your money.d trump, a new controversy. >> a man instead after headache by amtrak train. investigators are not sure why s on the tracks. engineers say he was walking the tracks and did not up be -- look up before the train hit him. >> police at the university of are searching for a o stole a student
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with preparations, but with chief art meteorologist doug hill. >> a quiet evening outside of furniture weather center. get used to the clouds the next days. monday, tuesday, that would be the time frame for the most dramatic effects from sandy. is weakening now, but all the hurricaneom it willuggests again to hurricane status after it diminishes a bit.e at monday,ng tuesday, making landfall some -- somewhere along the mid-atlantic coast line at afternoon. top went right out of 75. the expectation still on is a good day to finish storm preparations. sunday, shower in the morning, a better chance at night. developing through the day is whennd tuesday, that rainll have the heaviest wind, gustyt showers leftover into tuesday wednesday. the leaves, if you live by the the bay, astronomical tides. be an issue.d downed trees, power outages. the all of these things to start about.g jennifer donelan has been in how residentsee for thearing of a big blow from the storm. what is up? different tone, day closer to the weekend. metro station at federal triangle. overnight, metro crews pl
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with warmer temperatures next week. doug will be back with a look at the weekend for you. abc world news is coming up. >> have a good night. president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... thissa message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of americans. including pele on medicacare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. marywe invest in th
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
falling in some areas. doug is back with the weather. >> lebron james turns up the heat, and the redskins find themselves at the crossroads of the season. we will look at which way they will go. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage not knowing what it was for. just days later all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked b both ways i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage it was like building my own coffin and it just made me sick. [ male announcerer ] prrities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> you like snow? go west and south. it is still snowing in higher elevations of most places. some areas saw more than two feet of snow. the most
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Oct 18, 2012 11:00pm EDT
are on storm watch right now. many of you may have heard some thunder out there. let's get right to it. doug hill is standing by. >> it has been kind of right now, in arlington, 63 degrees. a lot of lightning flashes. they have been out there all evening, but slowly moving eastward. th are in frederick county. severe thunderstorm warnings until 11:34 frederick county. that threat is diminishing right now out in washington county. there will be more chances the next few hours for showers and storms. we expect most of them to be garden variety. the rainfall totals are impressive. the good news is, it will taper off overnight. >> we have several developments in the big story we mentioned at the top. the prince george's county police department is in morning to night after losing one of their own. police are talking about the crash and officer kevin bowden. >> we were over the scene where it happened in clinton. we were first on the scene of this crash. >> the accident reconstruction team has wrapped up its work at this intersection. investigators spent hours going over the same piece by piece.
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the money now. >> let's get back to doug hill for a quick check of parking sandy. >> the updated information from the hurricane center has said the as a minimal hurricane, a 75 m.p.h. wind, and the track takes it to the north, getting weaker, intensifying back into a hurricane, turning left into the coast. this is a center line of the cone of possibilities. the center of the circulation of this future hybrid storm will be somewhere between the hamptons in the long island all the way to duck, north carolina. this is the centerline of the cone, just north of ocean city and rehoboth, moving slowly. rain, wind, power outages, and floods all possibilities if this develops according to the computer models. tomorrow is a good preparation day. the bulk of the storm develops later monday, through the day tuesday, with heavy wind and rain. >> we will continue to follow sandy's track at how people are preparing for this unusual october storm. at 6:00, from annapolis to alexandria and d.c., more of the preparations and concerns. >> 200 snowplows hit the streets in prince toward discounting. no, this is
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
, at least if you like the warmth. we will go to chief meteorologist doug hill with a more on the forecast. >> you can go wrong this time of year. when you have high pressure in charge. a chilly start under clear skies right now. around the rivers and the water areas, temperatures are a bit warmer because of the relative warmth of the water temperature. 37 in washington dulles, manassas, gaithersburg. the farther north and west ego of the city, the colder it gets. look at the bubble of warm air out west. temperatures in the 60's through missouri. expected beautiful day. one more picture. sunny and beautiful. 68-74. jamie, what is the story? >> we love the dry pavement. baltimore washington parkway george washington parkway, incident free. we have been flying over though rush-hour. a lot of volume. we see it every morning. virginia commuters, heading north on interstate 95, look at this -- stop and go. hov perhaps do not it. dale city, delays extending through lorton and newington. not any incident, but just the volume. back to you. >> looking at about 46 degrees and temperatures holding st
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
revoked all of his powers as a police officer right now. >> as promised bob and doug, some 80's outside. >> from the belfort furre weather center, it is still 80 degrees right now in the city and it will stay monday through the evening hours, as well -- it will stay muggy. it will be muggy for a day or so much cooler by the weekend. 81 in frederick, 85 in fredericksburg. temperatures dropping into the 70's. we will have more, coming up in just a few minutes aliso >> tonight the first presidential debate 2012 starts in just a few hours, and we are joined from the site of the debate in denver. hi. >> tonight's debate focuses on domestic issues, including the economy. 90 minutes. it is a high-stakes showdown. tonight, president obama and mitt romney finally stepped in to the same -- step into the same ring, the president preparing for tough questions about the struggling economy and why he deserves a second term. analysts say the focus -- >> i think the president is all about his mannerisms and style at this point. he cannot come across as irritable or impatient. >> the mitt romney's camp
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
at 5 with leon harris, alison starling doug hill. >> police are finally putting a face with a man believed to be behind 5 attacks in springfield. police released this composite sketch of the suspect today. residents are protecting themselves. >> people in this neighborhood are looking over their shoulders. police arrived here passing out this poster. they want everyone in this neighborhood to take a very close look at this sketch of their suspect. women walking along this road in springfield for making sure they walk in groups. >> we are going walking. today, i was afraid of going today. >> this is a composite sketch released today of the man that has this neighborhood on edge. police say the five women from 15-40-years old have been victims. >> i had my purse and my hand, she says. he could have easily taken it, but instead, he described to me. -- he just grabbed me. today, we shall the schedule of the suspect to people who live in a neighborhood. -- we showed the sketch of the suspect to people who live in the neighborhood. they were happy to see this sketch but they want him ca
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> get ready for the return of some hot weather. the changing forecast with doug. >> the rain has been the story. no rain right now, just dampen cloudy and 67 degrees. some heavy showers and downpours ,ontinue well to the self of us potomac river -- well to the south of us. of damp outust kin there were no major precipitation. from here on out through the various amounts of rain and drizzle. midnight, over 3 inches of germantown, 2.14 inches chantilly. reagan national has less than of 1 inch of rain. , theyt lexington park got underneath the warm degrees in st. mary's county. dense fog could affect early morning drivers. heat,l talk about the coming up. >> it has been 10 years since shootings in the metro area. greta, that brings back a lot of memories. >> absolutely. here in the parking garage of in falls church where linda franklin was shot death the evening of october 14. she was here shopping with her husband. that is why this is so terrifying, because this was random. a mother vacuuming out her car, gasn pumping gas at a station. all were killed several others wounded. weeks, the
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Oct 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. in delaware today we watched doug hudson and his crew working to get the power back on. >> trees and wires don't go together. >> for the most part absolutely correct. they don't go together at all. >> reporter: falling trees really one of the biggest killers in storms and could be the biggest killer in sandy. take a look at these. these are the roots of a tree here. we are now in alexandria, virginia. the problem is all the rain and all the wind. if you get several inches of rain, it softens the soil and then the wind just pushes these trees down. look how tree this root bulb waste and how deep it was but couldn't hold it. they're still concerned. central park was closed down. the mayor didn't want anybody in there in case trees fell there, as well. >> that is a big tree. thank you, david kerley and a couple of other pictures from the treacherous scrapbook sandy left behind, take a look. this is a street in long beach island, new jersey before and then after sandy and here watery grave for what is a symbol of new york city, the taxicab. >>> and "20/20" anchor chris cuomo has been tracking the
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for question seven. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00 with leon harris, alison starling, doug hill weather and tim brant sports. this is abc 7 news at 5:00, on your side. >> we are back now with a spike in violent crime for people in one district neighborhood. >> more than six people have been shot in the area of new york avenue and north capitol street. people are asking for stepped-up police patrols. >> we just actually saw stepped up police patrols. when you have so many people shot in such a precise location like this one behind me, in such a short amount of time, residents are obviously on edge. >> gunfire broke out here on two nights in one week. a total of six people have been shot including a 14-year-old girl. >> first i heard gunshots and then there were five gunshots. >> she lives just to round the corner. >> i have a 16-year-old daughter who i cherish more than life itself, and i am very, very concerned. >> in front of this market, at d.c. police say of 52-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were struck by bullets. were they intended targets or innocent bystanders? police said
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Oct 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
with a really intense cold front, and where things are going to set up at this point -- bob ryan, doug hill, jackie, everyone will be here this week. >> it is some ways off, but still. >> but enjoy tonight. >> winter is looking beautiful. we will take that. violence in lebanon continues. one of the deadliest attacks in the country. and what about those rumors of a fidel sometimes you have natural justice. one day the killer will be caught. one day the killer will die. >> the blast site now cleared to reveal a crater a meter and a half. nearby in the commercial hub coffee was still drunk in both fear and defiance. >> i want to make a statement. this is the place that i come every day. >> we feel angry but we do not feel afraid. >> a city trying to carry on despite its world have been changed. >> there were more protests in beirut today. there were clashes at the prime minister's office with security forces. this followed the funeral of the lebanese intelligence agency. many of the speakers at the funeral blamed the government for the assassination. after rumors that fidel castro's failing he
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
chilly night. doug hill has the first check of the forecast. >> a freeze watch posted tomorrow night. 61 degrees and clear skies. spectacular day, temperatures at national park, at 60 degrees. temperatures continue to hold below average for this time of october. 59 degrees in gaithersburg, 61 degrees in manassas, 61 degrees such reagan national airport. temperatures will drop into the upper 50's shortly. later this evening, lower 50's. chilly temperatures in the morning, 37-47 degrees. more details on this shale. the coldest air of the season tomorrow night. >> fire severely damaged a church. the clear case of arson, flames and smoke raced through the atomic baptist church yesterday morning. -- potomac baptist church yesterday morning. >> whether this was a random act or someone deliberately targeted this church, we do know is there is some real severe damage. you can see some of it on the outside, but the bulk of its is smoke damage on the interior. inside the church, a cleanup crew scrubs soot from walls. >> we have enough problems everywhere in this world. >> under the cover of darkne
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Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
some thunder during night. chief meteorologist doug hill has what we can expect. >> 68 degrees outside the belfort furniture weather center. when the rooftop camera, breaking through the clouds, but cloudy skies through evening. front approaching from west. mild temperatures, 70 degrees manassas, 68 waldorf, 69 bethesda. patchy rain northwest of richmond, moving in our direction. ahead of the cold front coming the heavier downpours and thunderstorms. it will be after 8:00 when they they survive the trip. later tonight and overnight, thunderstorms, 58 in the morning. the forecast coming up. >> don't forget to check the on wjla.com, and of the weather with watch seven app. >> from fairfax county, a major crime.wn on fairfax county police have arrested more than 100 people for various charges. horace holmes is live in fairfax with the story. >> they have taken everything drugs to counterfeit dvd's, process the police say prevented some serious crimes. the police went out again this to round up suspects and this 10-month in crackdown. anthony was getting his hair cut to the dollar store wh
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in with doug hill about how long this weather is going to last. >> a little while. we have no major changes in temperatures or storm warnings anytime soon. we're looking live across the city. spectacular weather, a little on the cool side. our numbers are running significantly below the average of 68. we do have a rather stiff breeze adding a chill in the air. later tonight the breeze will diminish, but it's the same time, temperatures will drop. in fact, they will drop into the 50's after sunset. overnight, expect temperatures between 40-50 degrees. a little spring feeling in the air. all kinds of things you will in joy in the seven-day outlook. >> a woman was found dead in her home and tonight fairfax county police have the brother in custody. police are trying to determine a motive for the murder. candace gibson has the details for us. >> fairfax county police officers remain at the scene of this homicide at the end of the cul-de-sac behind me. as you mentioned, a woman is dead and someone she knew very well is accused of killing her. >> the person who called police had a simple message
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
space? no, you didn't. >> 6:42 is the time so let's check in with doug hill. >> good morning yester day was a tipoff that the season has changed and the summer is gone. on this monday morning we start the day with some upper 30's. 39 in manassas but 46 degrees at reagan national airport. to the south of us, we see the area of moisture moving through today so it will be cloudy. our forecast today calls for a little bit of sunshine midday but it will stay chile. ly. >> the columbus day rush hour is not bad. there is no rush hour at all. it is looking good in maryland and virginia. we are not seeing any major delays for you. there are a couple of accidents like keene mill road near rolling road. and we're moving quite well at the 14th street bridge. >> 6:43 at about 45 degrees. >> hugo chavez was reelected as [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the sameme organization says the plan from mitt romney and common s sens
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
into the presidential debate on tuesday. >> let's check in with doug hill. >> good morning let's take a look at a live shot of the sun rise. clear skies now with a few clouds coming through. it is chilly north and west of the city and temperatures are in the upper 30's in spots. 41 degrees in arlington right now. look for a few clouds today with lots of sunshine, breezy, and highs in late may to 60's. later on, clear skies and chile for the nationals game tonight. north and west of town late tonight, a freeze watch. as we go through the weekend, it will warm up nicely. it will start in the low 60's tomorrow and in the 70's on sunday. >> it is not too complicated today. if you are on 270, there's a broken down the vehicle at 80/urbana up. . we have an issue in clinton and maryland route 5 northbound. if you're traveling in virginia we still have accident cleanup on 95 northbound through springfield. it is slow around seminary on 395. >> thank you. we've got your friday express' coming up. >> we will give you all of today's top stories. >> and a good friday morning to all of you. coming up here, the bom
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
in with doug hill. >> a little chilly. let us get you up on a rooftop and rosalyn. ticket but the sky and back across the city. even though we are 24 minutes from sunrise, a tiny bit of light there in the eastern sky. a beautiful view of our city. 50 degrees now in the city. warming up slowly 30's and 40's west of town. we are born to watch these areas of rain east and southeast move out. it will be a slow process. in time, as we get through the day, skies will britain a little bit. i do not know how much we will clear out, but potential of sunshine as we head through the afternoon hours. temperatures will climb slowly in the lower 50's by midday. mostly cloudy in most areas. skies will be brighter. a few sunny breaks. 59 for an afternoon high. that will work out ok. tomorrow near 70 degrees. it will get warm early next week. all right, angela, everything is better now? no backups? >> i wish i could say that. that is not true. unfortunately a lot of backups. marc train and amtrak, until further notice, north of martin airport. a lot of heavy, slow traffic on northbound 95 accounting for the st
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
and our temperatures feel nice. we'll go to meteorologist doug hill. >> in chesapeake beach, we're still half an hour from sunrise with just a few high clouds. temperatures could be close to 80 in spots today. may 40's to mid 50's right now. the current temperatures are somewhat warmer than yester day. in washington, we're 6 degrees warmer than yester day and 11 degrees warmer at washington/dulles. partly sunny and warm today 75- 80 degrees with a southerly wind. the next seven days, we will keep this pattern, near 80 degrees and still in the 70 + thursday and friday and sunday and monday, but confidence level in the forecast drop like a rock. we're keeping an eye on a strong cold front. >> good morning virginia has had a lot of volume and the same thing with the district. maryland is struggling on 270. these delays are extending out of germantown. there was a deer that was struck and there is a brand new accident in that same location. there is a lot of traffic but you could bail out at 355 as well. there's an accident near old georgetown road but that is on the shoulder. >> thank you.
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